Nancy Eve Cohen

Berkshire Reporter

Nancy Eve Cohen has worked in public radio for more than two decades.

She served as the environmental reporter for WNPR and the managing editor of the Northeast Environmental Hub. She has also covered breaking news including the shootings in Newtown and the tornado in Springfield for WBUR. For VPR she reported on the two-year recovery from the floods of Tropical Storm Irene in southern Vermont.

Early in her career, she was an editor at NPR in Washington DC.

Before radio, Nancy produced environmental documentaries for television. As part of a camera crew, she covered the war in Sarajevo, the early days of glasnost in Moscow, and in Cuba, a rare interview with Fidel Castro.

Nancy was named the Environmental Reporter of the Year by the Rivers Alliance of Connecticut. She contributed to VPR’s award-winning coverage of Tropical Storm Irene and Hurricane Sandy. Her work has garnered awards from American Women in Radio & Television, the CT Associated Press Broadcasters Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Besides reporting, Nancy helps young people get started in the field. She has taught writing and journalism at Smith College, University of Hartford, UMass, Amherst and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Ways to Connect

Farmer Caroline Pam's booth at the Greenfield Farmers Market, in 2014.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

A group of immigrants from Mexico and El Salvador are starting a cooperatively-run farm on a four-acre hay field that straddles Northampton and Hatfield, Massachusetts. 

The Mill River below the site of the Williamsburg, Massachusetts, dam disaster of 1874.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

Patrons of a coffee shop in Florence, Massachusetts, along with their morning joe, get a dose of the sound of a small river that winds down from the hill towns of Hampshire County.

The Sheffield, Massachusetts, police department has been investigating allegations of child sexual abuse that allegedly occurred about 40 years ago. Although the case is open, the police say the investigation is at a standstill.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

The Berkshire District Attorney's office said in March that it was investigating a decades-old child sexual assault case. But the office now says it misspoke.

Jack Brown conducts the Berkshire Lyric Chorus during a weekly rehearsal in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

About 70 singers greeted each other on a recent Monday night as they settled into their seats at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. A tall, bearded man stood before them next to a piano.

Home heating oil delivery.
File photo / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Massachusetts state lawmakers say the governor is not releasing as much money for heating assistance as the legislature approved.

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